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Russian gov't floats $340mn fuel subsidies to airlinesch-aviation PRO exclusive

27.09.2018 - 14:57 UTC
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Ukraine Int'l Airlines' debt to state decreases - mediach-aviation PRO exclusive

27.09.2018 - 13:54 UTC
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Spirit to resume A320neo deliveries, mulls A220s or E2s

27.09.2018 - 12:52 UTC
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Spirit Airlines (NK, Fort Lauderdale Int'l) will resume taking deliveries of A320neo aircraft this year as it plans to take two units by the end of 2018 and a further fourteen in 2019, CEO Robert Fornaro told Aviation Week at the APEX conference in Boston.

The American ultra-low-cost-carrier took its maiden A320neo in October 2016 but, after having taken five units in total, suspended further deliveries over performance issues with the Pratt & Whitney PW1127G engines.

"We opted to adjust our...

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Mongolia's Hunnu Air launches Russian fifth freedom opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

27.09.2018 - 11:49 UTC
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Venezuela's Conviasa eyes int'l expansion in 2019ch-aviation PRO exclusive

27.09.2018 - 10:46 UTC
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Emirates-Etihad merger would impact manufacturersch-aviation airside exclusive

27.09.2018 - 10:19 UTC
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Nigerian gov't denies lack of investors for new flag carrier

27.09.2018 - 09:44 UTC
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The Nigerian Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika has denied that a lack of investors was the reason behind the recently announced suspension of the establishment of a new flag carrier, Nigeria Air (Lagos), Sahara Reporters has written.

"Among the reasons being bandied around for [Nigeria Air's] suspension, especially in the social media, is the absence of interested and ready investors. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, as the national carrier project has an avalanche of well-grounded and ready investors," Sirika said....

Ryanair confirms continued interest in Alitalia cooperation

27.09.2018 - 08:41 UTC
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Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) continues to be interested in establishing a cooperation with Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino), wherein the Irish low-cost carrier would feed the hubs at Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino, Dow Jones Newswire has reported. However, Ryanair is definitely not interested in acquiring equity in the struggling Italian flag carrier.

"We are ready to offer feeder services on the national routes. The long haul in Rome and Milan is very important for Italy, as is short haul to the regions. In the past we have...

BH Pampulha, Brazil, stuck in legal limbo as ANAC clears opsch-aviation PRO exclusive

27.09.2018 - 07:39 UTC
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Austria's People's planning with EMB-190 E2ch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 21:27 UTC
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Azur Air Germany gives up, terminates operationsch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 20:33 UTC
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Lufthansa bets on Africa-strong but margin-weak Brusselsch-aviation airside exclusive

26.09.2018 - 20:02 UTC
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Fastjet considering dropping Tanzanian operations

26.09.2018 - 19:40 UTC
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Fastjet (FN, Dar-es-Salaam) disclosed in its half-yearly financial statements filed with the London Stock Exchange that it was considering closing down its operations in Tanzania given the continued losses generated in the country.

Announcing a USD14.6 million net loss on USD30.1 million in revenues for the six-month period ending June 30, 2018, Fastjet said it was encouraged by the development of the Fastjet Zimbabwe (FJW, Harare Int'l) and Fastjet Mozambique (Maputo) ventures but that its "ability...

Malaysia Airlines still considering future widebody orders

26.09.2018 - 18:47 UTC
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Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) confirmed to Reuters on September 26 that the Memorandum of Understanding to acquire eight B787-9s signed in September 2017 has lapsed.

Malaysia's Edge Weekly had first reported about the lapse. MAB chief executive Izham Ismail told the paper that the airline was currently at the request for information stage with both Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) regarding its future widebody needs.

Malaysia Airlines' current widebody...

Switzerland's Helvetic firms order for 12 E190-E2s

26.09.2018 - 17:53 UTC
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Helvetic Airways (2L, Zurich) has firmed an order for twelve EMB-190 E2s originally announced as a letter of intent by Embraer (EMB, São José dos Campos) and the Swiss regional carrier during this year's Farnborough International Airshow.

The initial twelve 110-seat aircraft will be owned by Patinex AG, the investment vehicle of Helvetic owners Martin and Rosmarie Ebner, and will replace Helvetic's current fleet of five Fokker 100s and seven EMB-190s with deliveries scheduled between September 2019 and...

CSA Czech Airlines to add B737s from Travel Servicech-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 17:00 UTC
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Brazil's Azul delays A330neo debut to early 1Q19ch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 16:07 UTC
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AeroMéxico revives Barcelona plans after Emirates resigns

26.09.2018 - 14:42 UTC
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AeroMéxico (AM, México City Int'l) CEO Andres Conesa told Flightglobal that the carrier is planning to launch a service to Barcelona El Prat, although he denied that the intention had anything to do with Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) dropping its own plan to operate the route.

The Mexican carrier announced earlier that it would commence México City Int'l-Barcelona flights on November 1, 2018, but later changed the plan, citing the competition with Emirates as a reason. AeroMéxico often seconded major US carriers in...

Russia's IrAero suspends Chinese B777-200(ER) debutch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 13:42 UTC
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Ex-CEO blasts Malaysia Airlines restructuring plan

26.09.2018 - 11:35 UTC
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Former CEO of Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman has strongly criticised the current restructuring plan, pointing out that despite MYR6 billion (USD1.45 billion) capital injections since 2014, the flag carrier has so far failed to post a profit.

"From 2015 to 2017, [the airlines] had failed. The fourth year - we don't know yet. We have to look at the end of this year to see the results. If it shows remarkable improvements than last year, then there is hope. But if they do just as bad in 2018, then the government...

Air Austral, Air Madagascar eye fleet growthch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 10:15 UTC
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Navoi, Uzbekistan, eyes Cargolux to strengthen cargo hubch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 08:55 UTC
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Taxmen find bloated expenses in Jet Airways' books

26.09.2018 - 07:35 UTC
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The Indian Income Tax Department (IT) has found examples of bloated expenses during the extraordinary audit of Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) financial records, the ANI newswire has reported.

"We had found evidence of very high inflated expenditure bills during the survey. Jet Airways had shown too much expenditure while filling their returns to reduce the profitability of the company," a source privy to the investigation said.

The IT launched an audit on September 19, after weeks of reports about Jet...

Pakistan's Shaheen Air temporarily resumes flightsch-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 05:58 UTC
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Mozambique's LAM to lease B737-300 from South Africach-aviation PRO exclusive

26.09.2018 - 03:46 UTC
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